Running is not just about running, or so I am finding out. Having spent most of the past 6 years fretting about my training and getting that PR a new horizon has opened up for me. I call it giving back!
Mermaid Ambassador Say What?
November 6, 2014. One of the worst days and best days of my life. Funny how that happens. I was on top of the world. I was the strongest and fastest I have ever been. I had just completed my second Boston qualifier at the Chicago marathon. As a runner, the last thing you want to hear is a doctor telling you you are being sidelined for the next 12 weeks. A tibial stress fracture was the diagnosis. A diagnosis that forced me to find other ways besides running to keep my cardio fitness in check. But, on the same note when I look back on this date, I would never have become a triathlete unless I got injured, forced to rest, and take a break from running.
“Better to have and not need than to need and not have.”
Great advice my dad has always told me and on May 7th, 2016 I wish I had heeded these words.
When we opened up the ambassador application process, we were hoping to introduce maybe 10 or 20 additional special representatives to our community. The hundreds of applications we received instead both surprised and amazed us!
The Mermaid Club is super excited to introduce Melissa, a USATF Certified Level 1 Coach and our very own Original Badass Mermaid (OBM). Melissa will be offering some tips, advice and answering any questions you Mermaids may have about running, swimming, strength training and other stuff related to moving your fins!
Are you a ‘Badass’ Mermaid who has no fear of the depths but a great fear of shallow living? Are you passionate about running, biking, swimming or any kind of fitness activity? Do you like to inspire others through your healthy lifestyle? Do you love to engage with others through social media like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Then you may be the sort of woman we are looking for to become a Mermaid Club Ambassador!
Our Mermaid Club Ambassador, Karen, reflects on her New York City Marathon experience and shares three very important lessons that all mermaids should adhere to!
What do you do to round out a brilliant second year for The Mermaid Club? The answer, we thought, was simple. We held the second International Mermaid Day on September 6th 2015. Thanks to you, it was so successful that we will repeat it again next year. Coz why not right?